Allegheny County Header
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 12184-22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 2/3/2022 In control: Committee on Sustainability and Green Initiatives
On agenda: 2/8/2022 Final action:
Title: An Ordinance of the County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, amending and supplementing the Administrative Code of Allegheny County, Part 9, entitled “Competitive Procurement and Contracting,” by the creation of a new Article 921, entitled “Sustainable and Socially Responsible Procurement,” in order to implement a unified Sustainable and Socially Responsible Procurement policy.
Sponsors: Anita Prizio, Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis, Olivia Bennett, Bethany Hallam
title
An Ordinance of the County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, amending and supplementing the Administrative Code of Allegheny County, Part 9, entitled “Competitive Procurement and Contracting,” by the creation of a new Article 921, entitled “Sustainable and Socially Responsible Procurement,” in order to implement a unified Sustainable and Socially Responsible Procurement policy.

body
WHEREAS, as the second largest County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Allegheny County is committed to using its purchasing power to address climate change and advance equity; and,

WHEREAS, it is the desire of Council to ensure that Allegheny County strives to improve its procurement policies to ensure that tax dollars are being invested in companies and products that are seeking to combat climate change and advance social responsibility; and,

WHEREAS, Allegheny County has historically attempted to further its progress in these areas through initiatives like increasing contract opportunities for Minority and Women Business Enterprises, worker equity and health by extending paid sick leave to employees of larger companies located within the County, environmental responsibility through utilizing renewable energy through hydroelectric generation to meet the County’s electrical power needs, and extending the County’s human relations ordinance to further worker equity in employment and other settings; and,

WHEREAS, Allegheny County has also historically undertaken other environmentally responsible steps that have both reduced consumption and improved County operations, including the purchase of electric vehicles for our fleet, enacting diesel engine idling restrictions, and establishing a clean construction requirement for County-owned vehicles; and,

WHEREAS, it is accordingly the judgment of Council that implementing a unified Sustainable and Socially Responsible Procurement policy will simultaneously benefit the health, safety and welfare of the County’s...

Click here for full text